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in the states where they are already legal and secondly, what's to come of them in california. >>> just a day after washington state become the latest allowing gay couples to get married, the supreme court said it will delve into one of the nation's most hotly debated issues. >> the highest court in the land has decided to take up what will be one of the biggest civil rights cases that this court could ever hear. >> the court agreed to take up the legal battle over california's proposition 8 passed by voters four years ago ending same-sex marriage in the state. a federal appeals court ruled the ban unconstitutional on grounds that applied only in california. but now that the supreme court is weighing in, the justices could get to the more basic issue. can any state ban same-sex marriage. nine permit it or will, so does washington diagnosis. the court also agreed to hear a challenge to the federal defense of marriage absent. it defines marriage as, quote, only a legal union between one man and one woman. the law had a big effect on eddie windsor of new york who married thea spire. when she die
california. and we are looking at moderate rain at this time across northern california into southwestern oregon and also up in the seattle and the coast of washington state. now tomorrow we are actually going to see even heavier rain start to move in. we have already had reports of about 8 to 10 inches of rainfall already from the past few storms we've already seen. but we've also gotten reports of wind gusts up to 60 to more than 80-mile-per-hour. and we're going to see more of the same if not a little more intense as we go into sunday morning. additional rainfall totals on top of the 8 to 10 inches on the ground could be an additional 5 to 6, 7 inches of rainfall out of what we'll see tomorrow morning. we have the series of storms moving into the west coast. then it's a totally different story right in the middle of the country. we're also talking about record-break heat today. down into dallas and also into san antonio where temperatures should get into the upper 70s and lower 80s. that's about 20 degrees warmer than average for this first day of december. the only cool spot really is
. >>> pouring rain and heavy storms are heading to nevada after pounding much of northern california. many rivers are expected to crest above flood stage. the rain may be too much, especially in one mountain town. let's go live to miguel almaguer. look at the raging waters behind you. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes. we got here yesterday afternoon and the water level was almost this high. we didn't see the rapids coming down this river and this is not at crest. we're told this river at least in had this area right here in downtown truckee will not flood. it's not expected to flood, but that doesn't mean it won't overflow. here in the county, a state of emergency has been issued. this is the third punch in a series of storms that have hammered the west. we have seen rain, wind and snow. but the big concern, not just here in truckee, but all across the state is localized flooding. it straddles between california and nevada. it runs 121 miles long. there's a lot of area they are concerned about. it may reach above flood stage. so they may be in a dicey situation later on this afte
of california. in our 1:00 eastern hour right here on msnbc. >>> we need to turn now to weather. a winter storm another one dropping snow in the northeast. take a look now. you know a lot of people -- just a few days away. we've got a little snow coming down here now actually. that's the spot a lot of people are going to gather. right outside the studios here, rockefeller plaza. but the new year's countdown they expect some million people to be out there when the ball drops. but when that ball drops, how bad is it going to be out there? are they going to be getting snowed on? dylan dryer, would you recommend going out there on new year's receive in. >> of course. it's new year's eve in new york city. but the snow will be gone by then. it is a snowstorm nonetheless and the roads and anyone traveling in the northeast will run into some issues. we've already seen some reports of pretty bad road conditions across pennsylvania and new york state. that's where the snow has been heaviest. in new york right now it's just pretty at this point. it hasn't really made a mess of the roadways. the storm is g
picked up about five to ten inches of rainfall in portions of california, and oregon. up into southwestern washington state, as well. we are going to see more rain today, but a stronger storm is going to move in for sunday. that one also has the potential to produce another several inches of rain. we've seen wind gusts so far up to around 60 to almost 90 miles per hour. so these are intense storms that are just hitting the west coast from seattle through portland, all the way down into sacramento, california. even stretching as far south as san francisco. we do have a lot of rain out there that way. we are looking for another 3 to 5, even isolated 6, 7, inch reports on top of what has already fallen. this is mostly a rain event, as well. although we are picking up some mountain snow, it's more or less the rain that has been the biggest issue, along with those gusty winds. elsewhere we aren't really looking at a whole lot going on across the eastern half of the country. few light snow showers possible across new england later on tonight. just making the roads a little slip
, not the vote of the people. it's always in california, the people voted itself. we'll look and see from the supreme court. >> this is part of our future. marriage equality and the people who made this decision is part of what america is about. >> joining me now is elizabeth birch. it's great to see you today. a lot to talk about. the most recent polling which, i think, will be a surprise to some. 53% in support of legalizing marriage equality, tieing the previous record high. among young people, 18 to 29-year-olds in age range, 73% say they think same-sex marriages should be recognized as valid. you have been on the front lines of this fight. is this an issue that belongs before the nation's highest court and do you feel that this will be something where we see the justices will rule on the right side of history? >> well, yes. and thomas, it's great to see you. what the u.s. supreme court actually agreed to hear is one case that is rooted in the california constitution, the prop 8 case. then the so-called defensive marriage act that passed in 1996. when you cite those polls, what's so i
. that could have the biggest impact on farmers in california. >>> did you know the golden state is the top dairy producing state? it provides more than 21% of the nation's dairy. meanwhile, the so-called dairy state of wisconsin is second, producing 13%, new york state provides about half that to rank third. >>> talking pig skin now, texas tops forb"forbes" magazine's lif the most valuable football programs. michigan is second. notre dame third worth just over $100 million. >>> and the legendary material girl wins "billboard" magazine's mvp award. madonna also tops this year's concert money-makers list with ticket sales of almost $230 million. that's a quick look at today's number ones on "weekends with alex witt." i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we ag
breaken," and bakersfield, california. "senseless." a picture of a woman who is a teacher at sandy hook and trying to get information about her sister. authorities may release the names of all of those who lost their lives in the attack later today. >>> the newtown shooting happened a day after state lawmakers in michigan passed a bill that will allow gun owners with permits to carry a concealed weapon with previously banned places, including schools. representative clark, thank you for being here. i -- i know this bill passage is coincidental, of course, but can you put it all into perspective for us? >> you know, this is very difficult for me. personally, when i was 9 years old. i grew up in the city of detroit, i saw a man murdered right in front of me, shot in the head and died in front of me. and for the next 26 years of my life, i never spoke about the incident. so while our country supports the families of the victims, i also want us to continue to provide love and support to those who physically survived that incident. >> representative clarke, i'm so sorry you had to experience
to be discussed and may have heard senator diane feinstein of california plans to introduce a bill on that first day banning weapons. will you support that? >> well, i will get sworn into the united states senate on january 3rd and my first, second and third job is to learn lessons from this tragedy and figure out how to respond. frankly, having been on the ground for the last 36, 72 hours here, you know, i'm just trying to help the families work through this process. but yeah, we have got to have a national conversation about a number over things, not just assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips but why we have waiting lines for access to mental health, why we allow for a culture of violence that celebrates the kind of death and destruction that we saw here today. there's no easy answer for why this happened and there's frankly no silver bull pet, no easy answer for how we make sure this doesn't happen again, but it's certainly gonna consume the first part of my work as a united states senator. >> and we will all be watching and support you, so thank you very much. and best of luck in
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